Porgy and Bess
July 7 - August 21, 2017
George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin
Set in Catfish Row by the shores of Charleston, South Carolina, George Gershwin's classic "folk opera" deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess, a young woman whose troubled past threatens to consume her present. Porgy and Bess is one of the pillars of the American opera repertory, with unforgettable melodies including “Summertime,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin.’"
Presented in English with projected English text.
This production is generously sponsored by Eugene and Jean Stark.
m = matinee
sunday 13m*SOLD OUT
Above: Musa Ngqunwana as Porgy and Talise Trevigne as Bess. Photo by Karli Cadel
*Call the Box Office at (607) 547-2255 to be added to the wait list.
Conductor John DeMain
Director Francesca Zambello
Choreographer Eric Sean Fogel
Sets Peter Davison
Associate Set Designer Charles Quiggin
Costumes Paul Tazewell
Associate Costume Designer Loren Shaw
Lighting Mark McCullough
Hair & Makeup J.Jared Janas & Dave Bova
Porgy Musa Ngqungwana
Bess Talise Trevigne
Crown Norman Garrett
Sportin' Life Frederick Ballentine